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Iraq Federal Police: 50% of west Mosul rehabilitation work finished

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Iraq Federal Police: 50% of west Mosul rehabilitation work finished

Members of Iraqi Federal Police carry their weapon at the frontline during a battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Federal Police forces said Monday they finished 50 percent of their works to rehabilitate war-scarred areas of western side of Mosul. The service’s chief, […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron urged Europe Monday to take part in China’s Silk Road revival plan

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French President Emmanuel Macron urged Europe Monday to take part in China’s Silk Road revival plan

© ludovic Marin / POOL / AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron (C) and his wife Brigitte Macron visit the northern Chinese city of Xian on January 8, 2018. Macron also called on Europe and China to team up on curbing climate change, in the face of US plans to withdraw from the Paris accord. […]

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Iran: Saudi Arabia, US, Israel fanning flames of regional tensions

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Iran: Saudi Arabia, US, Israel fanning flames of regional tensions

Iranian and foreign dignitaries, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (4th R, 1st row), are seen at the venue of Tehran Security Conference on January 8, 2018. (IRNA) Iran says Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Israel are fanning the flames of regional crises through their interventionist policies and invasive actions. Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif […]

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Eight children among 21 killed in Syria strikes

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Eight children among 21 killed in Syria strikes

Air strikes by regime and Russian aircraft on rebel positions in the northwestern province of Idlib killed at least 21 civilians, including eight children, a monitor said Monday. A man carries the body of a dead child, after what rescue workers described as a gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. […]

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard declares victory over unrest ’caused by foreign enemies’

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard declares victory over unrest ’caused by foreign enemies’

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has announced that government forces had “broken down the chain of unrest” which they say was fomented by foreign enemies of the Islamic Republic. “Iran’s revolutionary people along with tens of thousands of Basij forces, police and the Intelligence Ministry have broken down the chain [of unrest] created… by the United States, […]

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Arab League aims to nullify Trump’s Jerusalem move

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Arab League aims to nullify Trump’s Jerusalem move

Arab foreign ministers are calling for international recognition of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, aiming to nullify a controversial US decision on the holy city’s status. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, pictured at right, said the Arab League rejected US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital [Shadi […]

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Saudi arrests 11 princes over economic protest: SPA

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Saudi arrests 11 princes over economic protest: SPA

Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes for staging a protest in the capital, Riyadh, against the kingdom’s austerity measures, according to state media. King Salman has overseen a number of economic reforms, including the introduction of a value-added tax and a halt to state payments of water and electricity bills for royal family members [Alex […]

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Germany, Turkey pledge to thaw icy relations

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Germany, Turkey pledge to thaw icy relations

Meeting in an ornate imperial palace in central Germany, the pair said they were keen to make amends after falling out as Ankara rounded up suspected supporters of a failed 2016 coup, a comedian mocked Turkey’s president and a German-Turkish journalist was detained without charge M© Swen Pförtner/Pool/AFP | German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (L) […]

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Russia: US exploiting Iran protest to sink nuclear deal

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Russia: US exploiting Iran protest to sink nuclear deal

  Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia accused the US of using Iran’s protests for its own agenda [Mary Altaffer/AP] The United States is exploiting the protests in Iran in order to derail the landmark nuclear deal with the Middle East country, Russia’s ambassador to the UN alleged. The comments late on Friday came after the US […]

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Fire and Fury: ‘Stable genius’ Trump hits back at book’s claim

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Fire and Fury: ‘Stable genius’ Trump hits back at book’s claim

  Michael Wolff tells the BBC that Donald Trump’s team came to believe he could not function as president  Media captionMichael Wolff tells the BBC that Donald Trump’s team came to believe he could not function as president US President Donald Trump has rejected questions raised over his mental health in a bombshell book, describing […]

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